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Home Hardware Announces the Appointment of New Vice President, Information Technology

​St. Jacobs, ON, May 8, 2019 – Home Hardware Stores Limited (“Home Hardware” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gino Gualtieri as Vice-President, Information Technology, effective May 27, 2019.

Mr. Gualtieri comes to Home Hardware with over 25 years of international experience as a business leader in the information technology field, across a number of retail organizations. In his roles, he has led the information technology strategy from corporate to retail level execution.

“We are thrilled to welcome Gino as our new Vice-President, Information Technology,” said Kevin Macnab, President & CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “Bringing a deep background in business transformation and process improvement, Gino has helped organizations change and adapt in this rapidly evolving digital world. He will play a critical role helping Home Hardware’s Dealer-Owners be Canada's most trusted and preferred home improvement retail brand.”

“I am excited to join Home Hardware, an organization with a strong brand and a great reputation,” said Gino Gualtieri. “I look forward to working closely with Kevin and the Leadership Team in the development and implementation of technology and digital strategies designed to support growth.”

Prior to joining Home Hardware, Gino held senior executive roles at major corporations including: Reitmans (Canada) Limited, Sears Canada, The Brick Group, Accenture and Staples, as well as three start-ups. Gino is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Applied Technology at Humber College in Toronto.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, our Dealer-Owners and the team at our Dealer Support Centres, I would like to extend best wishes to John Rogez on his upcoming retirement,” added Kevin Macnab. “We thank John for his tremendous contributions to Home Hardware over a long and impressive career. John’s leadership and support over the past 36 years has helped Home Hardware remain a significant player in the home improvement industry."

About Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 55,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.

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For more information, please contact

Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited,
519-664-4612 or jessica.kuepfer@homehardware.ca